Can Chiropractic Care Help with Asthma Symptoms?
Approximately 1 in 12 people suffer from asthma, including men, women, and children alike. Since such a high number of people are affected by asthma, it is something that medical professionals have looked at over with incredible depth, particularly over the past several years. Traditional methods of managing asthma symptoms include prescription medications and inhalers. While this type of treatment is beneficial for many, some still suffer from related symptoms even with medication and inhalers. Additionally, medications may only offer short-term relief and can cause harmful side effects. But there are alternative solutions for managing asthma symptoms that should be considered, such as chiropractic care from a Lilburn chiropractor.
What Causes Asthma?
Asthma is a condition that causes airways to narrow and swell, making it difficult to breathe. For some, it can be a serious, life-threatening medical problem, while for others it is simply a minor annoyance. Exposure to outside stimulants or irritants can trigger symptoms. Triggers vary from person to person and can include airborne substances like dust or mold, physical activity, smoke, certain foods, seasonal allergies, or even stress. Common signs of an attack are tightness of the chest, shortness of breath, a wheezing or whistling sound, and excessive coughing. While asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled. Unbeknownst to many, a Lilburn chiropractor can offer a safe, natural, and effective method for managing asthma symptoms.
How Can Chiropractic Alleviate Asthma Symptoms?
Proper spinal alignment plays a role in how the nerves in our body can transfer messages and they affect every function the body carries out, including breathing. The central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, impacts every system in the body. Spinal misalignments can disrupt nerve communication which can lead to health problems within the body, such as increased asthma symptoms. By restoring the spine to its proper alignment, Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic can remove spinal misalignments to not only improve the function of the whole body, but also to increase lung and airway function to improve the immune system, protect against problematic respiratory infections or colds, decrease symptoms of asthma, or even eliminate them altogether.
Chiropractic Case Studies of Asthma
Several case studies have been conducted that support chiropractic care for managing symptoms. For instance, a 3-year-old boy with chronic asthma symptoms saw a significant decrease in his symptoms after just one month under chiropractic care. Another case study focused on an 18-year-old boy with asthma. Upon examination, multiple spinal misalignments were found. After gentle and regular chiropractic adjustments, his signs and symptoms all improved.
Chiropractic care can be a great option for managing asthma symptoms. Not only is it effective, but it is also natural and safe for all ages. To learn more, contact Lilburn chiropractor Dr. Esther Widjaja of Phoenix Chiropractic.
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